Category Archives: Instrument Training

Checkride

Well the day for the checkride has finally arrived. I told the examiner that I wanted to do it early today, but he set up a time at 8 am. That was a little bit earlier than I had planned … Continue reading

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Oral Exam Prep

Tonight’s lesson was ground only, no flying. The purpose of tonight’s lesson was to review all the information for the oral exam portion of the checkride. I met Paul at the airport, and we went over all the basics. We … Continue reading

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More Checkride Prep

The goal of today’s lesson was to wrap up the remaining instrument hours I needed. This would be the final flying lesson before the checkride, so the other goal was to make sure I was prepared for it. This would … Continue reading

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Checkride Prep

Since we didn’t get quite the amount of hood time we wanted in the last lesson, we scheduled a rare weeknight lesson for tonight. It had rained off and on all day today, so I wasn’t really sure if the … Continue reading

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New Instructor

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, Joel, my instructor, has taken a new job in Seattle and is no longer available. That left me with finding a new instructor to finish up my last 3.3 hours … Continue reading

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Cedar Key

The idea for today’s flight came from the flight school. Each month, they plan a “fly-out” to a restaurant somewhere about an hour’s flight from F45. I haven’t been flying to any of them this year, because I have been … Continue reading

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So Long, DUJBY

Today was another instrument flight, this time with a new safety pilot, John. I met John last year when we met at the ground school for the instrument written test at one of the local high schools. He has yet … Continue reading

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Back (course) to Melbourne

Hurricane Irene didn’t do much to us here is South Florida. I didn’t even move my plane from it’s tiedown spot on the ramp. I don’t think we saw winds higher than about 25 mph while the storm was nearby. … Continue reading

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Bumpy to Bartow

Today’s flight was with a new safety pilot, Paul. We decided to fly up to Bartow and back, since they have a restaurant on the field and the gas is cheap. We agreed to meet at the airport at 11 … Continue reading

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Back at it

It’s been almost a month since my last lesson. I spent two weekends going to and back from Oshkosh/Clinton, and another weekend in Savannah for Christina’s birthday. They were fun, and I did get quite a bit of flying in … Continue reading

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